Showing posts with label McGovern. Show all posts
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Friday, December 28, 2012

Congressman McGovern: Office Closings due to redistricting

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December 27, 2012

US Congressman Jim McGovern, Representing the Massachusetts   Third Congressional District
Dear friends,
I have thoroughly enjoyed representing the 3rd Congressional District, and am sad to be saying goodbye to many longtime friends and constituents due to redistricting that will now have me representing the "new" 2nd Congressional District.

I know that Representatives Keating, Kennedy, Markey, and Tsongas will do a superb job, and I look forward to working with them closely on the local issues that have mattered so much to me for the past 16 years.

My Attleboro, Fall River, and Marlborough offices stopped accepting new casework as of December 21, 2012, and will officially close as of December 31, 2012, due to redistricting.

In an effort to assure continuity of representation, relevant casework and information will be transferred to the new Congressional offices representing each affected community as of January 3, 2012.

Residents in Clinton and Marlborough will now be in the 3rd Congressional District. Inquiries should be directed to Congresswoman Niki Tsongas.

tsongas.house.gov
Lowell, MA Office
11 Kearney Square, 3rd Floor
Lowell, MA 01852
Phone: (978) 459-0101]

Residents in Attleboro, Fall River*, Franklin, Hopkinton, Medway, North Attleboro, Plainville, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, Wrentham will now be in the 4th Congressional District, and will be able to contact Congressman Joe Kennedy III after January 3rd. In the meantime, inquiries should be directed to Senator John Kerry.

Kerry.senate.gov
Boston, MA Office
One Bowdoin Square, 10th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617.565.8519

Some residents of Fall River will now be in the 9th Congressional District. Inquiries should be directed to Congressman William Keating.

Keating.house.gov
Quincy, MA Office
1250 Hancock Street, Suite 802N
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617.770.3700

Residents in Ashland, Holliston, and Southborough will now be in the 5th Congressional District. Inquiries should be directed to Congressman Ed Markey.

Markey.house.gov
Framingham, MA Office
188 Concord Street, Suite 102
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-875-2900

Thank you for all of your friendship and support over the years,

Congressman Jim McGovern
Contact Information
Washington D.C. Office
438 Cannon HOB | Washington, DC 20515 | Phone: (202) 225-6101 | Fax: (202) 225-5759
District Offices:
34 Mechanic Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 831-7356
Fax: (508) 754-0982
255 Main Street
Room 104
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: (508) 460-9292
Fax: (508) 460-6869
8 North Main Street
Suite 200
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: (508) 431-8025
Fax: (508) 431-8017
371 S. Main Street
Suite 102
Fall River, MA 02721
Phone: (508) 677-0140
Fax: (508) 677-0992




Monday, June 11, 2012

Rep McGovern: 2012 Office Hours - Ashland, Hopkinton, Holliston, Medway, Franklin

From Congressman Jim McGovern:
During my time in Congress, I have held hundreds of office hours in every city and town in the 3rd Congressional district. These one-on-one meetings give me a wonderful opportunity to listen to your concerns and to help you get the service you deserve from the federal government. 
I'm pleased to be holding office hours again throughout the district. I hope you'll join me to share your thoughts on issues that are important to you and your family. 
I will be holding one-on-one office hours for residents of Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, and Medway on Saturday, June 23 at Coffee Sensations (116 Main Street, Medway) from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
For an up-to-date list on where and when local office hours are being held throughout the district, please visit my official Office Hours page.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

US Congressman Jim McGovern: Hurricane Irene: Be Prepared

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August 26, 2011
US Congressman Jim McGovern, Representing the Massachusetts  Third Congressional District
Dear Friend,
This weekend, as we prepare in Massachusetts and all along the East Coast for Hurricane Irene to hit land, there are some excellent resources to ensure you are ready for whatever comes our way.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has declared a State of Emergency for the Commonwealth; more information is available at Mass.gov.
Be sure to print this article and information from the following resources, in the event you cannot access it after the storm.

WHAT TO DO BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE STORM:
Track the Storm: Track Hurricane Irene on NOAA's website, or follow them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/usnoaagov) or Twitter (@usnoaagov) to get updates.
Hurricane Checklist: Review the American Red Cross' Hurricane Safety Checklist to prepare for the next several days.

Create an Emergency Kit:  Use this Ready.gov checklist to ensure you have all of the needed supplies at hand.

Stay informed: Keep up-to-date with local authorities by listening to your local broadcast media, or by visiting Mass.gov and Ready.gov.
Mobile FEMA: FEMA's Mobile site is an excellent way to stay up-to-date if you are away from home or unable to connect to the internet through your computer.
Be prepared for power outages during and after the storm:
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has the following tips for dealing with a possible power outage:
  • Check flashlights and portable radios to ensure that they are working, and you have extra batteries on hand.  A radio is an important source of critical weather and emergency information during a storm.
  • If your water supply could be affected by a power outage (a well-water pump system), fill your bathtub and spare containers with water.  Water in the bathtub should be used for sanitation purposes only, not as drinking water.  Pouring a pail of water from the tub directly into the bowl can flush a toilet.
  • Set your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings (remember to reset them back to normal once power is restored).  During an outage, do not open the refrigerator or freezer door unnecessarily.  Food can stay cold in a full refrigerator for up to 24 hours, and in a well-packed freezer for 48 hours (24 hours if it is half-packed).
  • If you have medication that requires refrigeration, check with your pharmacist for guidance on proper storage during an extended outage.
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines when using a generator.  Always use outdoors, away from windows and doors. Carbon Monoxide fumes are odorless and can quickly accumulate indoors. Never try to power your house by plugging the generator directly into household wiring, a practice known as "backfeeding." This is extremely dangerous and presents an electrocution risk to utility workers and neighbors served by the same utility transformer. It also bypasses some of the built-in household circuit protection devices.
  • In order to protect against possible voltage irregularities that can occur when power is restored, you should unplug all sensitive electronic equipment, including TVs, computers, stereo, DVR, VCR, microwave oven, cordless telephone, answering machine and garage door opener. (Review the process for manually operating your electric garage door.)
  • Be extra cautious when you go outside to inspect for damage after a storm.  Downed or hanging electrical wires can be hidden by trees or debris, and could be live.  Never attempt to touch or move downed lines, and keep children and pets away from them.  Do not touch anything power lines are touching, such as tree branches or fences.  Always assume a downed line is a live line.  Call your utility company to report any outage-related problem.

Be safe this weekend, and if you have neighbors who may need help getting prepared, please take a few minutes to check on them or help them with their efforts as well.

Sincerely,
http://mcgovern.congressnewsletter.net/mail/util.cfm?mailaction=clickthru&gpiv=2100076967.66529.261&gen=1&mailing_linkid=2867
Congressman Jim McGovern

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Contact Information
Washington D.C. Office
438 Cannon HOB | Washington, DC 20515 | Phone: (202) 225-6101 | Fax: (202) 225-5759
District Offices:
34 Mechanic Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 831-7356
Fax: (508) 754-0982
255 Main Street
Room 104
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: (508) 460-9292
Fax: (508) 460-6869
8 North Main Street
Suite 200
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: (508) 431-8025
Fax: (508) 431-8017
371 S. Main Street
Suite 102
Fall River, MA 02721
Phone: (508) 677-0140
Fax: (508) 677-0992

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Congressman McGovern on Healthcare Reform


On Monday October 26th, the United Regional Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a Legislative Breakfast at Highland Country Club in Attleboro and we would like to invite you to join us. The keynote speaker will be Congressman James McGovern and the topic will be Healthcare Reform.

Registration begins at 7:30am and the program will begin at 8:15am.

The cost to attend is $20. 

Please RSVP by e-mail or call the North Attleboro office at 508-695-6011 



Saturday, June 13, 2009

McGovern running late

The good news is that there are people out to meet and talk With Congressman Jim McGovern today.

The bad news is that this has him running vary late. He arrived Franklin Library at 10:10 (not the 9:30 he was scheduled for).

I left after talking with him about 11:10. He is due in Wrentham at 11:30. Given the number of folks remaining to talk with him in Franklin, I would estimate that he would not arrive before noon time maybe not before 12:30. Note: these are my estimates.

As for my time with the Congressman:
  • I talked with Congressman McGovern about collaborating with communications on his various issues and initiatives. You, the readers of Franklin Matters, should hear what he has to say in the matters that affect us. And given the current state of affairs, there is little that doesn't affect us. He listened, he liked to offer and claimed to follow up.
  • I also talked about No Child Left Behind and other Federal unfunded mandates upon education. I pressed him that if the government is going to require something to be done, then fund it appropriately. Or take away the requirements. There are sufficient requirements at the state and local level to provide a good quality education to all the children of Franklin.
  • After my time with the Congressman, I stayed to provide morale support for Ted McIntyre of the Franklin Area Climate Team. Ted wanted to invited the Congressman to participate in the Franklin event being put together for 350.org on October 24th. He also wanted to discuss the pending legislation on carbon trading. We were also joined by Steve Deredarian in this effort. Steve also took the opportunity to talk with the Congressman on the health care issue.

Congressman Jim McGovern - Office hours today

Friendly reminder that today, Saturday, June 13th, Congressman Jim McGovern will hold local office hours to meet and talk with us at the following places:

  • Medway: Coffee Sensations, 116 Main St, 8:00 - 9:00 AM
  • Franklin: Franklin Public Library, 118 Main St, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
  • Wrentham: Public Safety Bldg, 89 South St, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Plainville: Fire Station, 157 South St, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • North Attleborough: Richards Memorial Library, 2:30 - 3:30 PM

This is your chance to talk with Congressman McGovern.

Sign up for his newsletter on his web site here

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Congresman Jim McGovern - local office hours

On Saturday, June 13th, Congressman Jim McGovern will hold local office hours to meet and talk with us at the following places:

  • Medway: Coffee Sensations, 116 Main St, 8:00 - 9:00 AM
  • Franklin: Franklin Public Library, 118 Main St, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
  • Wrentham: Public Safety Bldg, 89 South St, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Plainville: Fire Station, 157 South St, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
  • North Attleborough: Richards Memorial Library, 2:30 - 3:30 PM

This is your chance to talk with Congressman McGovern.

Sign up for his newsletter on his web site here

Saturday, March 21, 2009

"The state needs another 30 to 45 days"

GHS
Posted Mar 20, 2009 @ 11:49 PM

FRANKLIN —

U.S. Rep. James McGovern assured a room of about 100 local officials that the state's anticipated $8.7 billion in stimulus funds will be fairly distributed, not sent to Boston.

"There are days when I think my job is tough, and then I think of you - you have it tougher, you're on the ground, you're on the front lines," McGovern told town, school and state officials at yesterday's special briefing on the federal stimulus package at Franklin's Municipal Building.

"There is $8.7 billion coming to Massachusetts, and the whole point is to have it work. My hope is, there's something for everyone, but it's the state's discretion," said McGovern, D-3rd.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here.

View the video recording of the presentation at the Franklin web site here